Principal Cloud Security Engineer


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

  • We are looking for a Senior Cloud Security Engineer that has extensive hands-on experience operating in a multi-cloud environment along with a fast paced engineering and development team.

    What You Will Be Doing:

    • Working as part of an open, fast paced and highly collaborative team of environment with technology like Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, and Ansible.
    • Responsible for efforts involving vulnerability management, access automation, and continuous control monitoring in a very hands-on manner.
    • Collaboration with passionate engineers and developers to deploy into new environments with security in mind.
    • Designing, implementing, and retaining controls for a large-multi cloud environment leveraging AWS, Azure, GCP, and IBM.

    What You Bring Along:

    • Have worked in large scale multi-cloud environments with 7+ years of hands-on experience.
    • You are a critical thinker and are passionate about learning and growing your abilities and love to openly share your experiences with the team
    • You can operate within a GitHub driven environment and are comfortable communicating to large audiences over email and in real time with chat programs such as Slack or video "face-to-face" in Zoom.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, an outstanding team member mentality, with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills

    Bonus Points:

    • Your approach to security is pragmatic - you think of the right solutions that meet security standards but are creative as to not hinder development and engineering progress
    • You love to learn new things and strive to continuously learn and challenge yourself and others
    • You feel comfortable working in a remote environment and can communicate both synchronously and asynchronously with a team that's distributed across multiple time zones
    • Background in coding with languages such as GoLang, Python, and familiarity with Java and Scala

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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